I finally went fishing !!!! Well, I didn't fish but someone did! My friends David and Amanda and their children Madison and Kara called and said, "Do you want to go fishing?"....and you know I jumped on at it! It is hard for me to hook up and launch the boat alone. I told David that I had wanted to go fishing all summer and he encouraged me not to get the boat winterized just yet and that we would go out. When he called I was thinking of all kinds of reasons to stay at home but then it was like I could hear Madison's giggle in the background....and the call of the water combined with an afternoon of friends I love. So I scurried around as fast as my scurrier would go to get ready! David caught this!
and then he threw it back.
His daughter caught this...(Notice the Barbie Pole....Daddy had to get the fish off the hook for her...it's not really his).
They threw this one back too!
Here is Amanda...she and I talked girl talk and played with the kids while David did the fishing.
I wish I could share the pictures of the kids but my kids made me aware of the fact that they didn't want their children on-line. When I thought about it, I had to agree. With all the silly things that happen I don't put their pictures on the blog. Sorry....You will have to take my word that a great time was had by all. Madison and I spent the afternoon catching rainbow colored mermaids from the seaweed kingdom below and then set them free. We secretly fed the fish pretzels off the back of the boat while her father fished from the front. We pretended that the boat bumper was a very large white fish she had caught. We ate sub sandwiches that David and Amanda stopped to buy before we left. And then, as the sun was setting we pulled the boat out of the water at dusk and drove home in the dark. I get to sit in the back seat with the kids and play all the way there and all the way home. Madison and I were laughing so loud that David had to tell us to "quiet down back there or I will have to ground you!" *More Loud Laughter*! We had been busy catching pirate ships out of the black sky. We pulled into the driveway. David backed it in without having to move all the other cars in and around it. *Lots of hugs* ....As I stood in the driveway waving good bye I thought about the little baths and bedtime stories they still had before they could rest for the night! I walked up the drive way with a smile on my face....I went to a world where I played with Madison and multicolored dolphins while they ate pretzels from our hands today! What a Great Day!